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Tottenham reportedly target three-goal Bundesliga striker

According to the Mirror, Tottenham are interested in 19-year-old Stuttgart striker Timo Werner. The teenager, who has scored just three goals in 30 appearances for the Bundesliga outfit this season is being targeted by Mauricio Pochettino as the perfect man to freshen up the Lilywhite’s attacking options.

With Spurs lacking alternatives upfront to last season’s 31-goal hero Harry Kane, the Argentine head coach understands the need to support the PFA Young Player of the Year. Despite a lack of goals in his career to date, Werner is seen as a worthy signing, and a suitable replacement for the largely ineffective Emmanuel Adebayor and Roberto Soldado.

Timo Werner - Shot Conversion Rate 2014/15 (via
Timo Werner – Shot Conversion Rate 2014/15 (via

Stuttgart’s 19-year-old winger is one of Germany’s most promising talents, and as such, he has emerged as a target for several European top clubs. Impressively, he is the youngest Bundesliga player to make 50 appearances at the age of 18 years and 351 days and is also the youngest scorer of a brace in the competition’s history.

Following reports that Spurs are already set for talks with Monaco over  a £18.2million for Monaco teenager, Anthony Martial, the club have also set Werner in their sights. The acquisition of the two teenage attackers would represent a significant gamble, but should it come off, it could see them close the gap between themselves and the quality that can already be found among the top four.

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